Simple Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

This straightforward chocolate chip snack cake takes simply minutes to throw collectively. It’s so fluffy and moist. Excellent for a fast dessert or enjoyable snack!

You’d by no means know this tasty little cake is egg- and butter-free! I used to be first launched to this type of “wacky” cake years in the past with this yummy chocolate model. I’m joyful to report that this chocolate chip variation is simply as fantastic.

Dusting top of square piece of cake with powdered sugar.

Chocolate Chip Snack Cake Batter

This recipe is exclusive in that the recipe does not embrace eggs. Nevertheless it does embrace vinegar. (Don’t fear, you possibly can’t style it!)

Within the absence of eggs, the vinegar reacts with the baking soda to assist the cake rise.

This “wacky” cake technique was born throughout the Melancholy-era when plenty of elements, like eggs and butter, have been rationed or unavailable. Ingenuous bakers found out a solution to make scrumptious cake with primary, on daily basis elements.

The ensuing cake is extremely fluffy and scrumptious!

Apart from the vinegar, the elements are tremendous easy:

  • flour
  • brown sugar
  • baking soda + salt
  • water
  • oil
  • chocolate chips
Mixing batter for chocolate chip snack cake with oil, water, flour, vinegar, chocolate chips and a finished photo of the baked cake.

Particulars on Baking Pan

This cake bakes in an 8×8-inch baking pan. An aluminum or glass baking pan can be utilized.

If utilizing a glass pan, cut back the oven temperature to 325 levels F and control the time, including a couple of minutes, if wanted.

If you wish to make the cake in a 9X13-inch pan, I’d counsel doubling the recipe (or 1 1/2-ing the recipe for a barely thinner 9X13-inch cake).

Glass square pan with baked chocolate chip cake with a few slices removed.

The chocolate chips naturally sink a bit on this cake. I examined the recipe by tossing the chocolate chips with the dry elements first or including them in with the moist elements. Both method, these sneaky chips are likely to gravitate to the underside of the cake.

No worries right here! Our love for this snack cake goes past the place the chocolate chips land. It’s such a yummy cake!

Slices of this chocolate chip snack cake may be properly plated and eaten with a fork – or the cooled cake squares may be eaten proper out of hand. It’s particularly good served with a chilly glass of milk.

Homey and easy, this tasty cake is a keeper!

Bite of chocolate chip cake on fork.

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Half eaten square of chocolate chip cake dusted with powdered sugar on white plate.

Simple Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

  • 1 ⅔ cups (237 g) all-purpose flour (see observe for complete wheat)
  • ¾ cup (159 g) evenly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (236 g) room temperature water
  • cup (65 g) neutral-flavored oil, like canola, vegetable or grapeseed
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (85 g) semisweet chocolate chips (or mini chocolate chips)
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Evenly grease an 8X8-inch baking pan and put aside. For glass pans, cut back the oven temperature to 325 levels F.

  • Whisk flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt collectively in a medium bowl.

  • Make a effectively within the heart and add the water, oil, vinegar, vanilla extract and chocolate chips. Stir till simply mixed and no dry streaks stay.

  • Pour the batter within the ready pan and unfold evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes till the highest springs again evenly to the contact and a toothpick comes out clear or with just a few moist crumbs. Add further time, as wanted (may want just a few extra minutes if baking in a glass pan at 325 levels F).

  • Non-obligatory: mud the highest of the cake or particular person slices with powdered sugar. Serve heat or at room temperature.

Complete Wheat Flour: this snack cake works effectively subbing in half complete wheat flour for the all-purpose flour. I like to recommend utilizing a white number of complete wheat – like exhausting or gentle white wheat, einkhorn, or kamut. The outcome will probably be lighter and fluffier than utilizing a stronger number of wheat, like exhausting pink wheat.
Sugar: for a barely sweeter cake, enhance the sugar to 1 cup.

Serving: 1 serving, Energy: 309kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 3g, Fats: 12g, Saturated Fats: 3g, Ldl cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 260mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g

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Recipe Supply: despatched to me by a longtime reader, Teresa (she bought it from this site – I tailored it to mannequin it extra after this favourite wacky cake recipe, reducing the sugar, rising the vinegar simply barely, adapting to complete wheat, including vanilla, and so forth)

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